Species: Scarlet-Chested Sunbird | Location: Serengeti, Tanzania
This image is of a scarlet-chested sunbird taken at the Ndutu Safari Lodge in the southeastern part of the Serengeti ecosystem. Because of the variety of indigenous trees, shrubs, and flowering plants on the property, bird life abounds. I took this photo just outside of the dining hall. The abundant scarlet-chested sunbird thrives in mostly dry savannas and scrublands.
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About The Photographer
Karin Leperi is a multiple award-winning writer and photographer who embraces the natural landscape along with the wildlife and birds that inhabit it. Whether photographing people, culture, landscapes or wildlife, she seeks to capture the spirit of people, animal, and place. She usually shoots with a Nikon D-7000 and her favorite Nikon 80-400mm lens, however she has recently upgraded to a Nikon D-7200.